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Families covered: Gifford of Hillesdon, Gifford of Middle Claydon, Giffard of Rushall, Giffard of St. James's Abbey

Roger Giffard of Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire (d 23.01.1542-3)
m. Mary Nanseglos (dau of William Nanseglos or Nansicles)
1. John Gifford of Hillesdon, Buckinghamshire (d before 19.11.1547)
  m. Dorothy Danet (d before 16.11.1558, dau of John Danet or Dannett of Dannett's Hall)
  A. William Gifford of Steane or Stenes, Northamptonshire (d 1564-5)
  m. Ursula Cole of Gloucestershire
  i. George Gifford of Bottlebridge
  m. Frances Willet (dau of _ Willet of Fawcett)
  a. Isabella Gifford
  m. _ Vocley of Ireland
  b. Joyce Gifford
  m. William Nicolles
  c. other issue - Thomas (b c1543, a 1616), William, George, Winifred
  ii. Katherine Gifford
  Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1618) shows only a little for this generation but does show Katherine as wife of _ Flamsteed of Denton. We follow Visitation (Oxfordshire) which provides more detail on this family as shown.
m. Thomas Emery of London
  iii. Alice Gifford
  m. John Flamsted of Denton
  iv. Joyce Gifford
  m1. Nicholas Mattocke
m2. John Tremayle of Walgrave
  B. Roger Gifford of Hillesdon
  m1. Dorothy Bentley (dau of Dr. (Thomas) Bentley)
  i. Thomas Gifford
  m. Elizabeth Presland (dau of John Presland of Sound)
  a.+ issue - John, Susanna, Elizabeth
  m2. Anna Parker (dau of _ Parker of Willington)
  ii. Ursula Gifford
  iii. Maria Gifford probably the Mary who married ...
  m. Richard Grenville of Wotton Underwood (b 28.10.1527, d 07.11.1604)
  C. John Gifford (minister)
  m. _ Wyat
  i. Robert Gifford
  m. Jane Presland (dau of John Presland)
ii. Symon Gifford
  a. John Gifford
  iii.+ other issue - Nicholas, Emanuel, Roger
  D. Anne Gifford
  m. William Bentley
  E. Mary Gifford
  m. Richard Grevile
  F.+ other issue - Gerard and/or Thomas (dsp)
2. Sir George Gifford of Middle Claydon (d 27.12.1557)
  m1. Constance Dyke (dau of Henry Dyke of Sussex)
m2. Margaret Bardfield (d 1539, dau of Thomas Bardfield or Bradfield of Shenfield)
  m3. Philippe Trappes (dau of Robert Trappes of London)
  A. Thomas Gifford of Claydon
  m1/2. (Margaret) Penn (not Pende)
  i. George Gifford
  m2/1. _ Chamberlain
  ii. other issue - Thomas, Francis, William, Maria
  B. Prudence Gifford
  m. Francis Poure of Blechesdon
  C. Lettice (Lectaca) Gifford
  m. Urian Verney of Fynmor Lodge (d before 05.07.1609, son of Sir Ralph of Pendeley)
3. Ralph Gifford of Steeple Claydon
  m. Mary Chamberlain (dau of Sir Edward Chamberlain of Woodstock)
A. George Gifford of Cleyton
  i.+ issue - George, Elizabeth
  B. Roger Gifford (d before 01.08.1597, physician to Queen Elizabeth, President of Royal College of Physicians)
  m. Frances Rotsey of Staffordshire
  i. _ Gifford of Scotton (a 1612)
  m. Dorothy Savill (dau of John Savill of Newhall)
  a.+ issue (a 1612) - Francis (b c1606), Henry, Anne, Dorothy
  ii. Thomas Gifford
iii. Elianora Gifford
  m. (Sir Thomas) Harris
  iv. Mary Gifford
  m. Thomas Oteley of Heley & Pitchford
4. William Gifford of Thorpe Mandeville (dsp 25.06.1553)
  m. (1530) Alice Frebody (d before 14.07.1561, dau of Hugo Frebody of Thorpe Mandeville)
5. Nicholas Giffard of St. James's Abbey, Duston, Northamptonshire (d 19.05.1546)
  m. Agnes or Anne Maister (d before 28.03.1584, dau of John Maister (Master or Masters) of Sandwich, widow of Richard Colwell of Feversham)
  A. Roger Giffard of St. James's Abbey (d 20.10.1591)
  m. Amye (Amice) Samwell (d before 11.07.1618, dau of Francis Samwell of Northampton by Mary)
  i. Francis Giffard of St. James's Abbey (b c1567, d 18.05.1625)
  m. (c11.1595) Jane Troughton (bpt 21.03.1574-5, d before 15.12.1632, dau of Richard Troughton 'the elder' of Hanslope)
  a. Thomas Giffard of St. James's Abbey and North Crawley (bpt 07.06.1600, d before 23.10.1638, 2nd son)
  m. Elizabeth Harding (m2. Thomas White of Caldecot)
  (1)+ issue - Frederick, Elizabeth, Anne, Jane
  b. Richard Giffard (bpt 01.02.1606-7, bur 02.03.1656, vicar of Olney, rector of Gayton)
  m. Anne Christopherson of the Isle of Ely (bur 04.10.1656)
  (1) Francis Giffard (bpt 20.11.1631, d before 28.09.1720, vicar of Pateshall (Patishull) then Dunstable, rector of Rushall)
  m. (c12.1672) Martha Cragg (dau of Rev. John Cragg of Tidworth, widow of _ Gardner)
(A) Charles Francis Giffard (bpt 25.02.1673-4, bur 17.09.1708, rector of Rushall)
  m. Sussanah
  (i)+ issue - Francis of Northampton (bpt 19.02.1705-6, dsp before 11.12.1755), Charles (bur 01.07.1708), John (bpt 13.03.1707, bur 29.09.1708)
  (B) John Giffard (bpt 19.01.1676-7, rector or Rushall & Stoke) had issue
  m. Elizabeth (bur 26.04.1722)
  (i) Anne Giffard (dsp)
  m. (21.06.1747) James Giffard of Covent Garden (bpt 19.08.1719, bur 26.12.1787) @1@ below
  (C) Frances Giffard (bpt 15.03.1674-5)
  m. Philip Pinkney (goldsmith)
  (D) Anne Giffard (bpt 20.10.1679)
  m. John Ashman
  (E) Eleanor Giffard (b c1680)
  m. Hugh Ford
(F)+ other issue (d young) - Thomas (bpt 15.08.1678, William
  (2) William Giffard of St. Clement Danes (bur 10.07.1717, leatherseller, 3rd son)
  m1. Margaret
  (A) William Giffard (surgeon)
  (i)+ issue (a 03.1737-8) - 2 sons and 1 daughter
  (B)+ other issue
  m2. Ellen Yate (d 05.1702, dau/heir of Rev. Jonathan Yate of Rushall Manor)
  (C) Jonathan Yate Giffard of Rushall Manor (minister)
  (D) Thomas Giffard of Rushall Manor (bpt 27.09.1683, d 15.08.1746, rector of Rushall)
  m. Mary (bur 21.02.1753)
  (i) William Giffard of Rushall Manor, later of Charlton (d before 11.02.1783)
  m. Mary (bur 25.11.1754)
(a) Thomas Giffard of London (bpt 11.08.1732, bur 30.12.1793)
  ((1)) James Giffard of London
  m. Elizabeth
  ((A))+ issue - George Edward (b 14.01.1790), James (b 07.12.21791), Henry (b 25.05.1794), William Richard (b 29.05.1796), Francis (b 11.07.1800), Charlotte (b 03.09.1788), Caroline (b 30.05.1799, d unm 11.03.1886), Lucy (b 30.05.1805)
  (b) William Giffard of London then Chiswick (bpt 15.09.1738, bur 08.03.1804)
  m. (03.06.1773) Lucy Dornbush
  ((1)) Francis Giffard of Upavon (bpt 20.11.1774, d 09.04.1827) had issue
m. (29.12.1796) Charlotte Giffard (b 1771, d 1831, dau of Francis Giffard of Upavon) @2@ below
  ((2)) Lucy Giffard (bpt 29.12.1777, d 24.10.1849)
  m. (30.04.1796) Alexander Copland of Gunnersbury Park (d 12.07.1834)
  (ii) Thomas Giffard (bpt 12.12.1709, bur 26.05.1740, curate)
  m. Mary
  (iii) Yate Giffard of Devizes (bpt 09.11.1711, bur 29.03.17/82, apothecary)
  m. (30.07.1739) Elizabeth Merritt (b 1720-1, bur 02.04.1793)
  (a)+ issue including James (bpt 01.08.1760, a 1793)
  (iv) Jonathan Giffard (bpt 09.03.1713, a 1743)
  m. Elizabeh Biffen
  (v) James Giffard of Covent Garden (bpt 19.08.1719, bur 26.12.1787)
  m1. (21.06.1747) Anne Giffard (dsp, dau of Rev. John Giffard of Stoke) @1@ above
  m2. (04.11.1760) Diana Goodenough (dau of John Goodenough)
  (a) John Giffard (bpt 16.09.1766, d 25.09.1855, Admiral) had issue
  m. (20.11.1802) Susanna Carter (d 22.11.1851, dau of Sir John Carter of Portsmouth)
(b) Sophia Giffard (bpt 01.11.1761)
  m. (23.06.1785) Rev. Henry Forester of Mercham
  (c)+ other issue - James Henry (bpt 02.08.1770), Diana (bpt 24.03.1763)
  (v) Francis Giffard of Upavon (bpt 04.11.1722, d 09.04.1802)
  m. Jane (bur 18.10.1794)
  (a) Elizabeth Giffard (bpt 10.11.1770, bur 09.03.1776)
  (b) Catherine Giffard (bpt 12.08.1772)
  m. (02.02.1791) Edward Polhill of Everly
  (c) Charlotte Giffard (bpt 11.05.1777, d 25.04.1831)
  m. (29.03.1796) Francis Giffard of Upavon (b 1774, d 1827) @2@ above
  (vi) Jane Giffard (bpt 13.10.1718, a 1743)
  (vii) Catherine Giffard (bpt 05.01.1724, a 1801)
  m. _ Marshall
  (E) Henry Giffard of Ealing (bpt 23.08.1694, d 1772) had issue
  m1. ??
  m2. Anna Marcella _ of Brentford
  (F) Ellen Giffard
  m. Philip Huddy
  (3) Edmund Giffard of London (b 18.10.1637, gunsmith)
  (A)+ 1 son and 1 daughter
  (4) Samuel Giffard (bpt 28.03.1647, bur 29.06.1732, vicar of Little Houghton then Brayfield-on-the-Green)
  m1. Elizabeth Pampion of Eastcoat
  (A)+ issue - Elizabeth (b 28.05.1677), Mary (b 24.06.1679), Anne (b 05.03.1681-2)
  m2. (20.02.1693-4) Susanna Ward (b 16.03.1654-5, dau of John Ward of Brafield-on-the-Green)
  (D)+ other issue - Rebecca (b 01.04.1695), daughter (b 05.11.1696)
  (5) Jane Giffard
  m. John Wilson (rector of Yarldey Hastings)
  (6) Anne Giffard
  m. (16.09.1662) John Stephenson (rector of Willing)
  (7)+ other issue - Richard (bpt 19.08.1635, d unm), Thomas of Devizes (bpt 25.01.1649-50, dsp bur 23.02.1739-40), Roger of London (bpt 20.02.1651-2, dsp)
  c. Francis Giffard of London
  m. "a gentlewoman from Coventry"
  (1)+ issue - Francis, Frances
  d. Amy Giffard
  m. (08.06.1640) John Maidwell of Ashley
  e. Mary Giffard (bpt 20.09.1601)
  m. (18.08.1630) _ Mole of Mold of London
  f. Susanna Giffard (bpt 16.05.1608, bur 25.01.1658-9)
  m1. _ Marshall of Weston
  m2. (08.07.1656?) Benjamin Tompkins (bur 21.11.1670, rector of Harpole)
  g. Sarah Giffard (bpt 19.11.1613)
  m. _ Burton of Northamptonshire
  h.+ other issue - Roger (bpt 14.01.1598-97, dvp unm bur 22.04.1625), Lawrence of St. Clement Danes (bpt 23.07.1615, had issue), Anne (bpt 02.02.1597-8, d by 1618?), Barbara (bpt 06.02.1603-4, bur 18.02.1603-4), Jane (a 1625, d unm), Amice (bpt 05.12.1602, d unm), Bridget (d unm by 1618), Mary (bpt 13.06.1612)
  ii. Thomas Giffard (rector of Braybrooke & Ashley, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Gate
  iii. Mary Giffard
  m. Alexander Mores or Moore of St. James End.
  iv.+ other issue - George, Elizabeth
  B. George Giffard
  m. Ann Prestland (dau of John Prestland)
  i.+ issue - Richard, Roger, Edward, Valentyne, Elizabeth, Ann
C. Margaret Giffard
  m. Hugh Sergeant (Sargent) of Courteenhall
  D. Mary Giffard
  Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1618) shows Mary m. John Wilson. BLG1952 identifies her husband as ...
  m. Thomas Waldram
  E. Anne Giffard
  m. Gervis Morton
5. Alice Gifford
  m. Thomas Carill
6. Jane Gifford
  m1. Thomas Cartwright
  m2. William Leyborne
  m3. Ambrose Dawntesey (Dancy) of West Lavington (d before 09.05.1556)

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Giffard formerly of Rushall) with some support & input from Visitation (Oxfordshire, 1566+1574+1634, 'Gifford of Twyford, co. Bucks. and Wayneman of Casewell Parke, Witney') and a little from Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1887), Northamptonshire, 1618-9, 'Gifford of St. James's Abbey'), Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681, 'Giffard of Saint James' Abbey')
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